Top 4 Calgary & Area Neighbourhoods Perfect for Your Next Home


When you consider your choices of major cities across Canada to live in, Calgary is a standout for its proximity to the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, its world-class events and amenities, and its reputation for being a well-designed, impeccably clean city.


It’s no wonder the city’s slogan is “Be part of the energy.” It’s something you can feel in the air.


If you already live in or near Calgary, you don’t need convincing as to how great the city is. But you may not be familiar with four great Calgary neighbourhoods that take inspiration from the promise of their surroundings to deliver a life of comfort, adventure and – you guessed it – energy for all who live here.


Carrington, a unique place to live and grow

If you’ve heard the term “master-planned community” before and wondered what all the fuss is about, a visit to Carrington is all the proof you’ll need.


Surrounded by pathways connecting to the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway, Carrington is more than a collection of homes, it’s a beautiful neighbourhood with its own sprawling park, parkside shops and services, trails, recreation zones, and deluxe playgrounds. Every element of Carrington, from the individual homes to the community as a whole, have been designed with thought and care by Mattamy to truly shape the life you’ll live in this incredible place.


Currently, Carrington is in Phase 6 of its community development, with 3 new showhomes, 14 new floorplans and newly released lots.


Set within approx. 65 acres of green space to explore, Carrington is a unique and beautiful neighbourhood to establish your dream home.

Take the scenic route in Yorkville

Next up: Yorkville, a neighbourhood surrounded by rolling foothills and the Rockies to the west.


Feel charmed the moment you pass into Yorkville, welcomed by the unique Brownstone Townhomes with brick exteriors inspired by tradition. All throughout Yorkville, you’ll notice the wonderful character of houses, especially the 36’ single family homes inspired by Georgian Colonial architecture designs, and how each one is built with James Hardie cement siding board. This extra step makes homes in Yorkville super-resilient to Alberta’s distinctive four seasons.


All around you, existing green spaces, parks and pathways lead to a planned Central Park, featuring a 5-acre pond, walking bridge, fountains, art structures, skate park and more. Hop in your vehicle and the 22X highway takes you downtown or to the mountains.


The best of both worlds is yours in Yorkville.

Live alongside 115 acres of nature in Cityscape

Location, of course, is a huge factor in deciding where to live, which is why Cityscape ranks high on our list.


Imagine looking out your window and seeing a 115-acre environmental reserve with a walking path around the perimeter that links to the longest urban pathway in North America. In Cityscape, you don’t have to. It’s all here, at the heart of this master-planned community, along with trails, parks, playgrounds, tot lots, three planned schools, and a multitude of recreation facilities all within walking distance.


Homes in Cityscape are currently priced starting in the upper $200s, making your family’s dream lifestyle more attainable than ever.


You’re picturing it, aren’t you?

Experience the fresh air of Southwinds

Representing the “& Area” qualifier of our Top 4 Neighbourhoods in Calgary & Area list is Southwinds, located outside the city (roughly 25 minutes from downtown). This community of townhomes and single family homes was simply too good not to include in our Calgary round-up.


Built upon a reconstructed four-acre nature preserve (the first in southwest Airdrie), Southwinds is a sustainable community integrated with nature. Special care was taken to design appealing streetscapes and a central green space, featuring a picnic area, shaded plaza and playground, as well as skating and tobogganing in the winter.


Inspired architecture, thoughtful design and the beauty of nature combine to make Southwinds a wonderful place to call home.

The energy of Calgary

So, as you can see, Calgary (& area!) has some amazing options when it comes to neighbourhoods masterfully planned to deliver on everything your family needs to live a full, active life.


When it’s time to find your new home the Calgary area, make sure Carrington, Yorkville, Cityscape and Southwinds are on your list – four incredible communities that all but guarantee you and your family will “be part of the energy.”

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